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St. Aidan School Class Of 2013

The heavy rain on Saturday, June 7 did not dampen the spirits of the friends, family and school faculty who gathered to celebrate graduation day at Saint Aidan School recently celebrated Graduation Day, with eighth graders taking part in a three-part celebration beginning with Mass for the school and parish, followed by a beautiful Communion breakfast hosted by the sixth-and seventh-grade parents.

The day concluded in the evening with a graduation ceremony in the church highlighted by a keynote speech by Fr. Thomas Tassone.

The St. Aidan School Class of 2013 thrived on the school’s tradition of excellence.  In all, these students received over 50 awards and Catholic high school scholarships totaling more than $400,000, for their academic achievement, community and school service, and personal accomplishments. The school’s eighth grade class was accepted into the high schools of his/her choice, which include Chaminade High School, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Kellenberg Memorial High School, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Sacred Heart Academy, St. Anthony’s High School, St. Dominic’s High School, St. Mary’s High School and Xavier High School.   

Founded by the Sisters of Charity and the Franciscan Brothers over 60 years ago, a rich tradition of rigorous academic and spiritual training continues today led by highly-trained lay teachers committed to Catholic Education.  St. Aidan School is committed to technological advancement and maintains state-of-the-art technology in both campuses, including SMARTBoards in every classroom, SMART Tables for the Early Childhood grades, an iPad program, and a cutting- edge Library Media Center capable of worldwide video conferencing.

News

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District is planning improvements to a district that has already seen much success in recent years. The school year has only just begun and the Board of Ed is already setting its sights on the future. 

 

At the Sept. 8 board of education meeting, Superintendent Robert Katulak’s monthly report outlined the major goals set for the district last month. While approved in August, the three goals were made available to the public this month and each target different areas for improvement throughout the district. 

 

The first goal deals with English Language Learners (ELL) within the student population. ELL students are those that speak a language other than English at home and score below proficient on assessments. 

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.


Sports

Sewanhaka boys soccer coach Peter Burgess wasn’t sure how long his team’s playoff drought was when it was broken last season. 

 

“Somebody said it was 13 years,” said Burgess, whose entering his fourth year coaching varsity. “But I think it was five or six, I don’t know maybe longer.”

 

But one thing’s for certain, he wants to keep last year’s momentum going. 

 

The Indians, who started their season with a 3-0 loss at Hewlett, will aim for their second straight trip to the playoffs this year. 

The Sewanhaka Indians made their Nassau Conference II debut with a bang.  The Indians opened their season at home against the Calhoun Colts, unsure what to expect, as all they had ever seen of the Colts was one tape of a scrimmage. 

 

“It was nerve raking leading up to the game,” said Head Coach George Kasimatis. “We weren’t sure what to expect on offense or defense, you have to guess early on. “

 

But it didn’t take the Indians long to introduce themselves to the conference, as junior, Quarterback, Elijah Tracey broke a 75-yard run taking it the distance to put the Indians up early, which ended in a 27-7 rout of the Colts. 


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

Herricks Meeting - September 18

Bike Safety Day - September 21


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